Books: Bestseller Revisited, Jan. 18, 1960

THE JOY OF Music (303 pp.) — Leonard Bernstein — Simon & Schuster ($5.95).

On television several years ago, twelve musicians in dinner jackets solemnly walked across the first page (enlarged) of the score of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and began tootling the opening bars of the music they were standing on. The stunt was conceived and conducted by Leonard Bernstein, music's most gifted showman. The proceedings of that TV program and of several others are collected in a bestselling book in which Conductor Bernstein proves himself as handy a man with a pen...

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